|Good News - February 2018
As I sit here to type, it’s
been a day with one example after another of how true that title is. Many
things are just better together. Hot chocolate just isn’t the same without
marshmallows (ask any child!), peanut butter is made more awesome with jelly, and
macaroni is just “eh” without cheese.
Okay, this isn’t a foodie
blog, but life is just better with some ‘together’ going on. If you were in
worship two weeks ago, you heard a little bit about this. Then, I approached
how community helps pick us up when life is tough. Know what? Community also
helps us become stronger, better, more human even when things are going well!
This morning, as one of those examples,
I had the chance to talk with someone I knew by distant association
(friend-of-a-friend kind of thing), but I never got the chance to talk
one-on-one. This day, we had the chance to talk and it was encouraging just to
hear how God has been using her in unique and unexpected ways.
Maybe you have had some of
these conversations, or “God sightings” as Christians like to call them, in
your life. I hope you have had them recently! They are often small, they are
mostly random, but they are always unique in giving you that boost that you
need to experience a blessed life even more. God is very creative at giving us what we need to make it through the day.
As my conversation reminded me, God is also very
creative at using us in ways that sneak around, go over, or just blast through
our shortcomings. Just look at, oh, almost every character in the Bible!
Pay attention to those moments
or conversations and don’t be afraid to run with them. You never know when
something you say, or something that’s gone on in your day or week can be an
encouragement to somebody else.
Maybe it gives you a new frame
of reference to view something going on (they say something in a way you never
thought of before).
Maybe it reminds them they
Maybe it reminds you that you aren’t alone.
Sometimes we, as people, need
And sometimes God uses you to
be that reminder.
May we all be better together!